I believe that most of you guys are similar to me, day time working hard for living, over stressed in the company but hardly find a way to release it. Hence, when you back home, the first thing you are thinking of is shut down the work and start to enjoy any fun you can have. Personally, I found a way to make myself get rid of stress, which is to play console games.
I like to play Xbox 360 a lot, most of the time I step into the house, the first thing I do is to pick up the controller and start to play my HALO…Until one day, when I bump into this issue, Xbox 360 red rings of death. I did not know what was that and not sure how to deal with it. It was one of the worst day I have ever had. I have no other option but to send it back to Microsoft for their service, waited for a long 7 weeks and finally get it back. Everything run fine for around 3 weeks then the 3 red rings at the power button show up infront of my eye again. It was like a punch on my chest. I gave up Microsoft and crazily search over the net for solution. Finally I got more understanding with RROD issue and how to fix xbox 360 red ring of death by myself, and it never come back again until now (for around 5 months time).
Before I share my experience on how to fix Xbox 360 red ring of death, lets check out why this RROD is happening.
RROD – Red Ring of Death is the flashing light at our Xbox power button to indicate there is failure or issue happening on the console. There are different combination of RROD that indicate different meaning. For my case, there are 3 flashing rings of death which is commonly happen on Xbox 360 console. This 3 rings of death indicate the hardware failure on our console, it was caused by low quality manufacturing design. Since the launch of Xbox 360, there are more than half a million of users facing this 3 rings of death, hence you are not alone.
So you should base on the combination of the RROD and decide how to fix xbox 360 red ring of death.
1) If 1st quadrant of the light turn red and flashing, this is the general hardware failure. You may need to consult those service center around you to get this fixed or you can fix it by yourself if you follow the guide that I will mention below.
2) If the flashing light is at the 2nd quadrant of the power button, you should try to cool your console down at anytime because it indicate overheating issue. You may need to reduce the playing time because the console will be heated up if prolong playing. Place the console at ventilated place and keep it away from other electrical devices that dissipate heat.
3) 3rd quadrant red lights flashing also indicate hardware failure, you can try to unplug the replug the cable to see that whether it can help to solve the problem. Or you can unplug the hard drive and check out if the red lights gone, if it is, it means that you can change the hard drive and continue your games. If it is not resolved, try to check out the method in my recommended Xbox 360 RROD fix guide.
4) If all the 4 quadrants of the lights flashing together, it shows that your AV cable are not properly connected to the console. Try to reconnect the AV cord firmly to the console after you hear the “click” sound.
5) If there are 3 red lights flashing together except the1 at the top right corner, it is the infamous 3 rings of death. Do not try any of the scam “Towel Trick or Ice Tub Trick” that may completely damage your console. For me, I follow a great guide that hold my hand to teach me how to fix my 3 rings of death failure without any hassle. If you are facing the same 3 rings of death problem as me, I strongly suggest you to get this guide as well.
Should you really want to know how to fix Xbox 360 red ring of death without messing up the whole console, you should really go for this guide because it has been reviewed and testified by many users around the world. Those free and unknown source of instruction on the internet most of the time will only make thing worse.
I followed the guide personally and my Xbox is working fine until now, without any flashing lights appear again in months. So I am satisfied with it and want to share with my fellow gamers who are facing this serious technical problem.
And whilst initially jumping on the HYPE train, now that I’ve slept on it, I’m becoming less and less enthused.
Underwhelming lineup announced so far
It’s exactly that. Jumping Flash, whilst being ground-breaking at the time (pun intended), has aged badly and never seems to make anyone’s top 20 PlayStation lists. Wild Arms is a solid RPG which in 1997 was promptly usurped by the amazing Final Fantasy VII (the only standout game in this initial five, in my opinion). Ridge Racer Type 4 is a fun but limited racer, that pales in comparison to Gran Turismo, TOCA, Colin McRae etc. Tekken 3 is a good game, but my gut says that its predecessor should have gotten the nod (more fun, and I don’t care much for Tekken Force).
The other thing to note is that the developers here are Namco, what was Squaresoft (now Square Enix of course) and Sony Computer Entertainment. This hints at minimal third-party involvement in the total lineup, will there be any of the great titles created by Capcom or Konami? Only time will tell.
No Dual Shock
Seriously. And the inclusion of Ridge Racer Type 4 (which as many have pointed out, was designed with analogue in mind) is a puzzling one to add into the mix bearing this in mind. The reasoning behind this could be more underhand than we’re anticipating. Of course, less plastic equals less cost, that’s a no brainer, but it’s not as though the Dual Shock was a last minute introduction in the lifecycle of the original PlayStation. By removing analogue capability, the unit has controllers that are not compatible with any other device (it appears as though they have a custom attachment as opposed to USB). Imagine if you picked this up for £89.99 and it came with two controllers that used USB connectivity and were PS4 compatible? I don’t think Sony’s Finance dept would be particularly happy with that.
£89.99 and no adaptor included
Minor in comparison to my other points, and we’ve all got hundreds of Android adaptors lying about the house, but another corner cut to ensure the RRP for the product didn’t top £100.
Less scope to hack and include as many games as you want
Nintendo have, purposely or not, made their mini NES and SNES easy to hack and there appears to be several ways to hack each unit. Clarification on each unit’s internal memory would be useful here, but even given a standard 16 or 32GB SD this allows for full NES and SNES libraries to be added. The PlayStation is a CD-based system of course, with CD-quality sound. Any fans of emulation will tell you that even one-disc PS games will set you back a meaty 400 to 700MB, and my recent download of FF7 from the PS Store weighed in at just over 1GB. Therefore, there is a real possibility that the unit’s storage will be taken up in its entirety by the 20 planned titles.
The unit has no USB sockets (as far as I can tell), unlike the C64 Mini, which eliminates the ability to store and play ROMs from an external flash drive or similar. The only way in appears to be the power socket, which is more problematic, but I’m sure not impossible for some of you fine people to get through.
Why have they done this?
Why not! Christmas is coming and us retrogamers need things to put on our lists. It’s a collectible official product of a much-loved console and they’d be silly not to get on the bandwagon, which Sony are used to (harsh?).
What else could they have done with this console?
Many touted improvements would be solved with a purchase of a Vita or a slimline PSP… Joking aside, a key question surrounds the addition of HDMI out only. True aficionados will point out that this wasn’t how the original console was enjoyed, and will also decrease the fog of a lot of the console’s 3D titles, thus exposing how so many of them have aged badly over the years.
Will I get one?
Maybe. The fact remains that PS titles are freely available to purchase for Sony’s handheld devices and if you picked up a second hand PSOne and those five titles mentioned it would probably cost you less than £90.
It’s clear that the remaining 15 tba titles will have a big swing on the fence-sitters like myself but given the probable shallow net in regards to third-party involvement I don’t hold out much hope. Will Sony risk putting some of the console’s rarer titles on there? Or stick to the bread and butter of popular titles? Roll on December.
There is an increasing trend on PC games when compared to consoles games and this has prompted console device manufacturers and game developers to strategically seek for new innovations in the gadgets. There have been improvements on these handheld devices in the past such as internet connectivity, Bluetooth features as well as incorporation of inbuilt cameras. With the introduction of storage memory enhancement cards such as the R4i cards, this has seen an additional feature of the devices, which still makes them a choice for many people.
According to a report released by PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), it showed that PC games market recorded a growth of 15% percent in 2011 with sales reaching $18.6 billion. This shows that PC games are posing a challenge to console games. There has been an increase in the number of people who own console games from 50% to 56% in US.
The 7th generation consoles have put a new picture to these gadgets, which have previously been abandoned in preference to PC games. The latest generation of consoles include PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii, all of which have advanced features. And as the DFC Intelligence forecasts show that the global market for video games is expected to grow to $82 billion by the year 2017 up from $67 billion in 2012, it is however, skeptical to games analysts on the future of consoles.
The online games industry has seen a stalled to declining trend in sales and this has partly been contributed to decrease in use of consoles. In a statement by DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole, he has cited that the new generation of console systems like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft will assist in repairing the uncertain future of console segment of games.
However, this change may not be seen immediately and it might take a couple of years before these handheld devices can gain remarkable position in the market to outweigh PC games. Console users are slowly gaining interests with the devices and this has seen a slight improvement in the number of console games sold in 2012.
Some of the features which have added value to the handheld game devices are such as Bluetooth technology, Skype live communication and call attributes as well as advanced music player and photo viewers. Previously, console manufacturers thought that they had beaten the PC games but this has taken a different shift in the recent years. When coupled with smartphones, tablets and internet enabled phones, the population of consumers who play online games is now being distributed among these devices.
Since the high definition pictures and graphics require high memory capacity to be streamed clearly, users of console devices can use the r4 dsi cards to increase the memory and storage capacity of their devices. This means that the content they download from the internet whether games, music, movies or TV episodes, can be stored in the cards.
In essence, although there has been a decrease in revenues earned from console games, and which has caused a lot of concern on the dwindling popularity of consoles, there is still great hope in the use of these devices. It is expected that by the year 2014-2015, consoles will begin to gain strength and popularity in the market compared to PC games.
Do you have Xbox 360 and even if you don’t have a Xbox 360, you must have heard about Xbox 360 launched by Microsoft in 2005 a video gaming console. With this you must also have heard about technical problems you may have to face if you are a Xbox 360 owner. In this article, you will get solution for all of your Xbox 360 related problems.
Here are some tips that one can follow to repair any kind of errors in their Xbox 360:
Xbox 360 has four red lights which indicate different kind of problems your console may be facing. In case your console is showing one flashing red light, it means some kind of hardware or system failure. In many of the cases, it’s really difficult to fix the problem. So we have to get our console repaired or replaced.
When your Xbox 360 is showing two flashing red lights, it means your console is facing overheating problem. To solve this you will need to switch off your console and let it get cool down.
Three flashing red lights or ‘Red ring of death’ shows general hardware failure. And it must be send to Microsoft for repair or you repair at home with some easy to follow manuals.
And all four flashing red lights indicate that your console is unable to detect its AV cable.
To solve your Red ring of death problem, you will need to take Microsoft support help or find some way to repair yourself. The biggest problem while getting your Xbox 360 repaired via Microsoft is that it will take 6-8 week and you have to pay $140 if your gaming console is not under-warranty.
The best solution for you will be to buy an Xbox 360 repair guide which will cost you very less money. The best thing about such guides is that you will be able to repair your console in an hour time by following their easy to use manuals and videos. And in case you are unable to repair your console, get your money back.
This day Sony PlayStation Portable (aka PSP) becomes the most popular game console for children, teenagers, and even for adults. There are many kinds of games that you can play in PSP for example sport games, adventure games, racing games, puzzle games, fighting games, Role Playing Games (RPG) and many others. Sony PSP isn’t just a device that lets you play games, but it is also offered with many features such as media players, MP3 Players, built-in wireless networking capabilities, bluetooth and TV out.
As a portable console, PSP enables you to enjoy free internet access in hotspot area with its wireless system and Internet-ready Bluetooth device. If you want to do it, we will give you instruction about how to connect your PSP to the internet. First, you have to activate PSP-Go and Bluetooth system. After that, select the “Bluetooth Setting” in PSP-Go Setting. Then, select “Manage Bluetooth” option. The next screen you will see “Scan for Bluetooth Devices”, just press “X” button to continue. After that, your Bluetooth will scan the nearest Bluetooth devices in the area. After you get one, just connect or pairing your Bluetooth with it for the Internet Access usage. Be careful since some devices are protected with PIN Code.
Next step, select “Network Setting” in your Setting menu and continue select Infrastructure Mode. Then, select your new connection via “Bluetooth Modem”. You can apply these steps for several devices that you want to store in the PSP and the console will take you through the final steps to enable the Internet connection through the Bluetooth device. Last step, choose the connection you established with your Bluetooth device.